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Assessment to be carried out during Term 1

Criterion A: One World        
Criterion B: Communication        
Criterion C: Knowledge and Understanding        
Criterion D: Scientific Enquiry        
Criterion E: Processing Data        
Criterion F: Attitudes to Science        

 

The M4 course will cover the following units:

 

Optical technology

 Student Learning Outcomes at the end of this unit, students should be able to:

understand what reflection, refraction, dispersion and total internal reflection are.

 understand how lenses work and how they correct near and far sightedness. 

explain the operation of flat, concave and convex mirrors and lenses

explain the formation of rainbows, the colours of the sky and eclipsed moon, the operation of fibre optic cable and the presence of the blind spot.

Appreciate how research into optics has affected the quality of our life.

  

Energy transfer through waves

 Student Learning Outcomes at the end of this unit, students should be able to:

understand the basic properties of transverse and longitudinal waves.

understand what the various parts of the wave function are called

understand the evidence for the wave nature of light and sound.

recall the differences between sound and light.

Understand the basics of seismology and how it has enabled a determination of the internal structure of the Earth.

recall the electromagnetic spectrum and its uses.

evaluate the evidence to ascertain if mobile phones are safe.

 

Life the universe and everything

 Student Learning Outcomes at the end of this unit, students should be able to:

understand the basic properties of transverse and longitudinal waves.

understand what the various parts of the wave function are called

understand the evidence for the wave nature of light and sound.

recall the differences between sound and light.

Understand the basics of seismology and how it has enabled a determination of the internal structure of the Earth.

recall the electromagnetic spectrum and its uses.

evaluate the evidence to ascertain if mobile phones are safe.